Game 5 tips off on October 4th.
Sunday night, the Minnesota Lynx pushed out a victory in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals, forcing the series into a winner-take-all Game 5 match to take place on Wednesday [October 4th].
Before a crowd that included the likes of Anthony Anderson, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, Vivica A. Fox, and former WNBA player Tina Thompson, it was Sylvia Fowles who would lead Minnesota to an ultimate victory, dropping off 22 points and keeping the squad in the running for their fourth championship win in seven year. Following closely behind were Rebekkah Brunson with 18 points and 13 rebounds, and 15 points and eight rebounds from Maya Moore. Ultimately, it was the rebounding power of the Lynx that led to theur control of the scoreboard for a win of 80-68.
"We had our backs up against the ropes,'' Fowles said. "We knew it would be tough. But we came out swinging. We gave all we had to give.''
This was the second year in a row that the Lynx found themselves down 2-1 against the Sparks before pushing it to a decisive Game 5 for the crown, taken by the Sparks in 2016.
“I just love the way we competed for 40 minutes," said Maya Moore. "Everybody was really locked in and trying to be the aggressor the whole time. We didn't play a perfect game, but did enough to beat a really good Sparks team on the road."
For Game 5, the Sparks will travel to Minnesota as they try to take the title on the Lynx home court.
Check out what Twitter was saying about the exciting revelation in the latest of this year’s WNBA Finals series.
Only WNBA I watch all year and it’s worth it https://t.co/IGbvH65Ebj— Ace Boogie (@DaddycoonSOD) October 2, 2017
If you're watching a garbage NBA preseason game instead of the WNBA Finals right now and it's not your job, are you even a basketball fan?— Brandon Anderson (@wheatonbrando) October 2, 2017
Maya Moore like the lady MJ of the WNBA rs— H4M (@Hungry4More21) October 2, 2017
Minnesota’s problem is that they don’t run their offense through Maya Moore....— Candace Allen (@MissCDAllen) September 30, 2017
I'll take a WNBA Finals with Maya Moore and Candace Parker every single year. The competitiveness is off the charts. Love it!— Rachael Gregory (@RachaelEGregory) September 30, 2017
I need the Lynx coach to watch some footage of Maya Moore at UConn. That's how you run an offense with a player like that. #WNBAFinals— Crazy Eyed Poussey (@Mookiema) September 30, 2017
Sylvia Fowles did Sylvia Fowles things tonight, MVP shit— Bohemian Trhapsody (@CherChezLaTurk) October 2, 2017
I wish this WNBA Finals series was best of 7. Such a great showcase for women's hoops. Can't wait for the clinching Game 5 on Wednesday.— Rebecca Lobo (@RebeccaLobo) October 2, 2017
Game 5 & no one is surprised! #wnbafinals— Doshia Woods (@doshwoods) October 2, 2017
I mean y'all didn't really think this veteran Lynx team was really going to go out without a game 5 did you?! Again who says @WNBA is boring— Nicole Woods (@CoachNWoods) October 2, 2017